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Gunner with .30 cal. machine gun in U.S. Navy aircraft, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, TX. August 1942
Gunner with .30 cal. machine gun in U.S. Navy aircraft, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, TX. August 1942.

Today in WW II: 12 May 1941 Konrad Zuse, a German engineer working alone, completed the Z3, later determined to be the first fully operational electromechanical computer. Isolated by WW II, Zuse's work was unknown in the US and UK until after the war.  More 
12 May 1942 Second Battle of Kharkov, eastern Ukraine: Red Army offensive captures Kharkov from Germans who later encircle and destroy the Soviet forces [12-28 May].
12 May 1943 Organized Axis resistance in North Africa ends.
12 May 1943 Third Washington Conference, the Trident Conference between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill begins in Washington, DC [12-27 May].
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USMC 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, loading an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank onto a US Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) for transport to a dock landing ship as part of Expeditionary Strike Group Eight (ESG-8), 5 November 2005.

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US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), Black Aces, Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA, conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips, 13 September 2005
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A Marine uses a forklift to tow an M-151A2 jeep from a railroad flatcar to a cargo ship loading area, Marine Amphibious Brigade, Wilmington, NC, 5 September 1981
A Marine uses a forklift to tow an M-151A2 jeep from a railroad flatcar to a cargo ship loading area, Marine Amphibious Brigade, Wilmington, NC, 5 September 1981.

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